Published on January 25th, 2016 |0
New owner of Buckhead Shutze house reconsiders demolishing it
The Cox Enterprises, Inc. chief financial officer bought the house and property for $2.2 million in November, according to published reports. He applied for a demolition permit from Atlanta, which was granted because the house does not have any official historic designation.
But now Clement reportedly is having second thoughts on demolishing the home built by Shutze, who also designed the Swan House, the Temple, the Academy of Medicine, the East Lake Golf Club and Henry Grady High School, according to an Atlanta Business Chronicle story.
Clement has met with preservationists and toured another Shutze home that includes the original home with additions that include modern amenities found in newer homes. Clement and his wife have four daughters, and they would like a home with bedrooms for each of them.
The original plans to demolish the Shutze house and replace it with a new structure and a pool also called for the removal of about 60 trees on the property. The lot has about 400 trees. If a decision is made to keep the existing house and build additions to it, there may not be a need to remove as many trees.
Clement reportedly will be meeting with a preservation-oriented Atlanta architect – Stan Dixon – to better understand what can be done, according to the ABC story by Maria Saporta. (To read the full ABC story, click here.)